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What do exercises have to do with relieving pain from a
sore neck or back? Lots. Research in sports medicine and spine care show
that a key part of the recovery and rehabilitation process involves exercise
Select from the following three categories to link to the respective pages:
Neck Exercises | Back Exercises | Strengthening Exercises | Knee Exercises | Foot & Ankle Exercises
Some of the exercises shown can help relieve simple neck
and back pain. Other exercises can also be effective at strengthening
for injury prevention.
Using drugs to mask pain is a band-aid approach, and over
time can have disastrous effects on internal organs. The best long-term
solution to orthopedic problems involves making the muscles, ligaments,
tendons and joints stronger, more flexible and resistant to injury. That
way, you are more resistant to future attacks of pain. Exercise can be
more effective than surgery to correct a problem, as you re-strengthen
the muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints to make them more injury resistant.
If you have pain related to neck or back problems, you
should first visit one of our specialists to determine the cause of your
pain. They will determine the best treatment for you, and one of our
sports medicine therapists will be able to customize an exercise program
just for you. Your exercise program may involve some of the exercises
shown in our exercise library section. Choose from one of the sections
Remember, never do any exercise that causes increased pain.
Never do any exercise after an injury related to a traumatic event, such
as a fall or sports injury or any onset of pain that has emerged suddenly.
Consult one of our specialists first.
NOTE: We recognize that people will diagnose and treat
themselves. We have provided this medical information to make you more
knowledgeable about nonsurgical aspects of care, the role of exercise
in your long-term recovery, and injury prevention. In some cases exercise
may be inappropriate. Remember, if you diagnose or treat yourself, you
assume the responsibility for your actions. You should never do any exercise
that causes increased pain. You should never do any exercise that places
body weight on a weakened or injured limb or back.
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